Organizations Join to Sponsor Back to School Day of Prayer


V.I. Mothers Against Guns Inc. in conjunction with Sounds of Jubilee Ministries and the St. Thomas-St. John Fellowship of Pastors will sponsor the Back to School Day of Prayer and Blessing Outreach from 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 3, at Emancipation Garden. Prayers will be offered up for students, teachers, faculty, support staff, educational personnel and families in the territory. This event is open to the public.

          Gov. Kenneth Mapp has proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, as the Back to School Days of Prayer. Pastors and religious leaders are encouraged to pray and intercede on behalf of the Virgin Islands’ students, parents and educational personnel in the territory.

        The organizers are also urging parents, particularly fathers, to take their children to school on the first day of school and continue to contribute significantly to their children’s education throughout the school year.

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        For further information, contact Celia A. Carroll, president of V.I. Mothers Against Guns, at 775-9337 or 690-5759 or visit the Facebook page: V.I. Walk Run Against Violence.

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